#4 MUST know examination light facts/tips

When working within the medical industry it is imperative that the lighting used is a reliable and efficient source in order for accurate examination.

Types of medical lights

There are four main types of medical lights, bench clamps, wall/celling mounts and mobile base lights. Each are suitable for industries such as but not limited to; dental, gynecology, dermatology, medical cosmetic, beauty, veterinary clinics, aged care and medical research facilities just to name a few.

Which type you pick out of these is based on the environment/facility you work within, some facilities are limited on space where as others have a large space and require a lot of movement.

Bench clamp lights

Bench clamps are great if you are situated in one particular area without needing to move a lot. Benefits of having a bench clamp is that it can be fixed into one area however, it can also be easily detached and moved to another bench. Additionally, if you had a mobile bench then this lamp could go anywhere you require.

Wall/celling mounted lights

Wall and celling mounts are excellent for those that have very little space to work within. Having wall mounted lights which can be grabbed easily from over head ensures there is no workspace intrusion or obstruction and is able to exert a wide spread light over the top of the needed area.

Wall and celling mounts are frequently used throughout the health industry, hospital wards, intensive care, aged care, minor surgical procedures and consulting rooms amongst many more examination fields.

Mobile base lights

As the name states, a mobile base light has the advantage of being completely mobile. The light is able to be moved quickly and easily around the room or facility at any given moment.

Mobile bases are designed for use in consulting rooms, recovery areas, emergency rooms, genecology, examinations and minor surgical procedures.




Flexible neck benefits

Having a flexible neck whether it is a goose neck or spring arms allows the user to position the illuminating light into a diverse range of positions without limitations.

Goose Neck Light

A goose necks give you a great control over your direction of light with minimal intrusion. An option you can not look past if you are interested in a goose neck styled light is the PML2 LED examination light. The neck on this light is 760mm and provides multidirectional positioning. With one neck and no consistent moving joints, the goose neck is made extremely durable.

Goose neck light

Spring Arm Light

Spring arms also provide a great amount of movement. They can be extended and adjusted depending on the position you require and are excellent at precisely focusing light on specific areas.

An incredible design that is built to last and is commonly used within medical fields is the ULED Examination Light. The arms on this light allow perfect positioning and provide a generous 2200mm range of movement which makes it a highly appealing option.


Heat and radiation free medical lighting

As I am sure you would know, heat and radiation can cause server damage to sensitive tissues and much more.

Investing in a light which is heat and radiation free is a complete essential medical lighting requirement for health and safety, whether you are treating open wounds or simply examining LED lighting is a great place to start, they are heat and radiation free, making it a modern medical dream that has positively taken over the industry.


Light intensity ranges and colours

Medical lighting is much different to home lighting. In order for there to be accurate perception when examining, you must ensure that your clinic uses an illuminating white light.

A perfect kelvin colour (a measurement used to describe the colour of light) for medical industries is 4,000K - 5,000K. Light between these kelvin measurements produces a powerful, white beam of light, eliminating shadows and allows skin/tissue to be easily differentiated as the light does not hold a warm tone which is what makes it so ideal for medical purposes.

Temperature 3,500K is too low giving a yellow tone and 5,500k is too high for hospital wards, medical examinations, vet clinics and other medical fields as it gives a cool white tone that is between blue and white however, it is still a daylight tone, mostly seen in the beauty industry.



In order for a medical facility to function efficiently and accurately, a reliable white light must be used. A light temperature such as 4,000k - 5,000k is a powerful white light that reduces shadows and makes it easy to examine the area needed. While having a white light is perfect for the medical field, you should also look for lights that are heat and radiation free as such things can damage sensitive tissue, LED lights do just this, they are heat and radiation free and emit a powerful white.
The type of light base comes completely down to the space and work requirements in your facility. Bench clamps are great if you are working over a particular area but also want the ability to detach and move elsewhere easily, mobile bases are excellent if you have a range of space and are looking to be able to constantly move the light to different areas, wall mounts/celling mounts are ideal for individuals working in one particular area with a small space as these lights are nonintrusive and can easily be grabbed over head.

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